[Article] Gallon & Engelbrecht: A new Pterinochilus species from South Africa

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Gallon, R. C. & I. Engelbrecht. 2011. A new Pterinochilus species from South Africa (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Harpactirinae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15 (4): 121–126.

Patrick Gildenhuys kindly informed me of this new article.

Abstract. A new Southern African Pterinochilus species, P. lapalala sp. n., is described, illustrated and diagnosed from its congeners. The available distribution data suggest this species is limited to the Waterberg mountains of Limpopo Province and appears to demonstrate some degree of habitat specialisation. It represents the most southerly recorded Pterinochilus species.
 
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Pretty! I like it. I wonder if it's as good-natured as it's orange cousin...:D
 

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Can someone please post a picture that link won't work for me

nevermind got it to work
 
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anyone who may supply us with full content of this article (Gallon/Engelbrecht 2011)?
 

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That's not the same picture, which leads me to ask, do you have some of these Peter? :)
 

mosca

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Brilliant news!!!
Nice looking T too. Is it going to stay Pterinochilus?
 

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Originally Posted by mosca View Post
Brilliant news!!!
Nice looking T too. Is it going to stay Pterinochilus?
Why wouldn't it? They described it as such.
Great answer, very helpful.
 

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Brilliant news!!!
Nice looking T too. Is it going to stay Pterinochilus?
Your question is a bit strange... Richard Gallon has been working on African theraphosids for a decade, possibly more. If he didn't think P. lapalala was a Pterinochilus species why would they have described it as a Pterinochilus? Of course no one can say that P. lapalala will stay in the genus Pterinochilus until the end of time, but at this moment a transfer seems unlikely.
 

mosca

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To my untrained eye I thought it had a "Idiothele sp" look about it. (yes I know theres more to it than that). I was wondering what makes it Pterinochilus. Genus do change from time to time so didn't think the question was that odd? Apologies if I was off the mark.
 
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